WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 5, 2004
                               (October 1, 2004)

                                 GAMESTOP CORP.
             (Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

                 (State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

      1-31228                                          75-2951347
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(Commission File Number)                     (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 2250 William D. Tate Avenue, Grapevine, Texas                    76051
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  (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                      (Zip Code)

                                 (817) 424-2000
               Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code

         (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 1.01  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

     On October 1, 2004, GameStop Corp. (the "Company") entered into a Stock
Purchase Agreement (the "Agreement") with Barnes & Noble, Inc. ("Barnes &
Noble") and its wholly owned subsidiary, B&N GameStop Holding Corp. ("Seller"),
pursuant to which the Company acquired from Seller 6,107,338 shares of the
Company's Class B Common Stock, par value $.001 per share, for an aggregate
consideration of $111,519,991.80, consisting of $37,500,000 in cash and a
promissory note (the "Note") in the principal amount of $74,019,991.80. The
principal amount of the Note is payable $37,500,000 on January 14, 2005, and the
remaining $36,519,991.80 in three equal installments on the first, second and
third anniversaries of the Note, respectively. The outstanding unpaid principal
amount due under the Note bears interest at a rate of 5.5% per annum, payable
when principal installments are due.

     Through its ownership of all of the Company's Class B Common Stock, Barnes
& Noble, prior to entering into the Agreement, owned approximately 63.9% of the
outstanding shares of the Company's capital stock, which represented
approximately 94.7% of the combined voting power of all classes of the Company's
voting stock. As a result of the reported transaction, Barnes & Noble now owns
approximately 59.5% of the outstanding shares of the Company's capital stock,
which represents approximately 93.6% of the combined voting power of all classes
of the Company's voting stock.

     A copy of the Agreement and a copy of the Note are filed as Exhibits 10.1
and 10.2, respectively, to this report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein
by reference. The press release announcing the Agreement is filed as Exhibit
99.1 to this report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.03  Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

     The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this report on Form 8-K is
incorporated by reference herein.

     The Note is a non-recourse note which may be accelerated at the written
request of Seller in the event (a) of the nonpayment of any principal or
interest payment due thereunder which continues for more than thirty (30) days
after any such payment is due, or (b) that any representation or warranty made
by the Company in the Agreement shall prove to have been incorrect in any
material respect on or after the date of the Note. In addition, the outstanding
principal amount of the Note, together with all accrued and unpaid interest
thereon, shall automatically become payable in the event that (x) the Company is
involved in a proceeding relating to, or which may result in, a forfeiture of
all or substantially all of the Company's assets, or (y) the Company (i) shall
generally not, or be unable to, or shall admit in writing its inability to, pay
its debts as its debts become due, (ii) shall commence any proceeding under any
bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, readjustment of debt, dissolution or
liquidation, (iii) shall have had any such petition filed, or any such
proceeding shall have been commenced against it, in which an adjudication is
made or order for relief is entered or which remains undismissed for a period of
at least 30 days, (iv) shall have had a receiver, custodian or trustee appointed
for all or a substantial part of its property, or (v) takes any action
effectuating, approving or consenting to any of the events described in the
foregoing clauses (i) through (iv).

     Furthermore, the terms of the Note provide that the Company shall pay all
reasonable costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable
attorneys' fees, incurred by Seller in collecting or enforcing payment of the
Note in accordance with its terms.

Item 8.01  Other Events.

     On October 1, 2004, Barnes & Noble's Board of Directors (including all of
Barnes & Noble's independent directors) approved the transactions contemplated
by the Agreement and approved a plan to distribute the Company's remaining
29,901,662 shares of Class B Common Stock to Barnes & Noble's stockholders of
record as of the close of business on November 2, 2004, such distribution to
occur on November 12, 2004. Following the distribution, the Company will no
longer be a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble and will no longer be a "controlled
company" under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange.

     The press release of the Company with respect to the planned distribution
is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

     (c)   Exhibits

          10.1 Stock Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 1, 2004, by and
               among the Company, Seller and Barnes & Noble.

          10.2 Promissory Note, dated as of October 1, 2004, made by the Company
               in favor of Seller.

          99.1 Press Release of the Company, dated October 4, 2004.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

     To supplement the Company's updated earnings guidance for the third quarter
and the full fiscal year, which is presented in accordance with generally
accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in the press release attached hereto as
Exhibit 99.1, the Company provides financial information that excludes a
one-time charge related to professional fees associated with this series of
transactions and a one-time after-tax charge attributable to the accrual, during
the first quarter, of the costs of the California labor litigation settlement
and related costs.

     The Company's management reviews the Company's financial performance
without regard to such non-recurring charges and believes that such information
provides investors with a better understanding of the Company's future operating
results and a comparable measure to the Company's past operating results. The
foregoing non-GAAP financial measures included in the press release attached
hereto as Exhibit 99.1 have been reconciled to the comparable GAAP measures as
required under SEC rules regarding the use of non-GAAP financial measures. The
Company urges investors to carefully review the GAAP financial information
included as part of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports
on Form 10-Q, and quarterly earnings releases.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                        GAMESTOP CORP.

Date:  October 5, 2004                   By:/s/ David W. Carlson
                                            David W. Carlson
                                            Executive Vice President and
                                            Chief Financial Officer